5 Benefits That Reading Provides to You

“Reading is a form of happiness. Last to give up. “– Fernando Savater

Any reading enthusiast knows that reading is one of the most beautiful activities we should practice daily. Books give us strength and fill our soul of happiness, and for those who still do not know the most important benefits of reading, we have prepared a list of them:

1. Books reduce stress and depression

Books are one of the best remedies for stress. Moreover, besides music, pet or dance, reading solves the problems caused by depression.

Reading is a relaxing and soothing activity that, in the long run, is very beneficial to each of us.

2. Reading stimulates brain activity

The key to a healthy and happy life is the proper functioning of the brain. That’s why it’s very important to train your mind and get involved in more creative activities that stimulate your brain activity. One of the best and handy options is reading.

3. Reading reduces insomnia

If you have trouble sleeping then the best remedy for you is reading every night before bedtime. Moreover, even specialists recommend a daily reading routine before sleeping. Books help relax the mind and the body. It is preferable not to read on your laptop or to very bright light, because you will get very tired of your eyes and can even lead to insomnia.

4. Reading improves general culture

Always a person able to hold a conversation on any subject will be highly appreciated by others and reading is the best way to develop the general culture. Always explore, expand your area of interest, and try to read books of all kinds. It is not necessary to read scientific papers, it is enough to read what attracts you most and you will see how easy it will be for you to talk with other people. Also, a great deal of reading will help you better deal with unpredictable life situations.

5. Reading makes you more empathic

Some studies have shown that people who read a lot are more empathic than those who do not have this habit. This is due to the fact that you put yourself in the character’s skin and become more intransigent and it’s much easier for you to adapt to a certain personality.

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